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Hardest thing in the world to understand.
Is the income tax.
-- said to be quote from Albert Einstein and -- was alive the forms were much simpler than they are not.
-- my taxes for this year.
Think about the times and my accountant and -- -- preparing us about the time you waste.
How much time.
It's hard to measure that exactly because of the extra time we spend bundling receipts and so forth but consider just the cost.
Those of us who pay others to do our taxes spent.
More on that -- the fortune five hundreds five biggest employers pay all their workers.
In other ports what we spend and tax paperwork is greater than the pay of every worker at Wal-Mart.
United Parcel Service and McDonald's.
All those places -- General Electric recently filed a tax form the drone on for 24000.
-- a waste of creative energy and time.
-- what an awful intrusion when.
Government funded cell phone user fees didn't violate our privacy by demanding to know how much money we made how many dependence we have.
But then we got the income tax.
OK then it was just four full -- simple pages no big deal that's so big threat didn't even take much money just 1% from millionaires.
Now people make half that pay 50% -- to include state tax.
But leave aside for now the amount.
Is just -- The 1040 form has gone from those four pages to.
He's a 176.
Paychecks if you include the instructions.
Four million words almost.
After all almost congressman had to give -- special deals to their contributors.
No ordinary human.
Can understand this.
All but don't worry the IRS is ready to help -- Its web site lists 1900.
Publications forms and helpful instructions.
The operators -- the -- help senators are also waiting to guy.
Sometimes they even answer the phone.
The Cyrus admits that a third of the time they don't.
When they do answer they don't necessarily give you the right information you hire a -- their own health centers give wrong answers much of the time.
-- I shouldn't blame them congress created this.
And this isn't saying how -- a government that supposedly serves the people impose on us this way.
Politicians who create such laws are representatives there are rumors this is -- scale.
They increased taxes and their complexity and then they demand we pay them.
If we do.
Maybe they'll give us exemptions for little pieces of our lives.
It's call the whole thing off.
The scrap the -- income tax.
I've got this -- I understand.
It was user fees and Terrence.
-- -- -- -- -- -- But how -- scrapping the income tax for the fair tax.
Or -- -- for a flat income tax with no deductions a flat tax of just 17%.
Might -- just as much revenue.
On a one page four.
Wouldn't it be nice.
Or at least give us taxpayers a choice we can fill -- the simple tax or that confusing one.
I know which one -- -- There's always a risk and proposing -- replacement.
But the income tax we could end up with two attacks congress might say national sales tax -- substitute for the income tax.
And then later say sorry not enough money we need to keep the income tax to.
-- danger I wouldn't put it past the greedy politicians.
But fear of that shouldn't stop us from trying an alternative -- -- take our eye off the ball the current system.
Is an assault on our time and our freedom.
We should have lower and simple -- we've been abused long enough.
That's our program for tonight see -- next week.
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